It was while looking at the huge supply of moulds in the Saint-Louis warehouse that Kiki van Eijk had one of her sure-fire flashes of inspiration. She felt the stirrings of an intense, carnivalesque idea. She would make a crystal lamp in the shape of a mould. Opening it up by hand would liberate the light inside, softened by a Japanese paper screen. And because she would be giving birth to these new creations, she would call the collection “Matrice”, French for “matrix”.